Escambia Commission Gets New Member, New Chair And Vice-Chair This Week

November 20, 2022

A new commissioner will take office and a new chair and vice chair will be appointed at Tuesday’s meeting of the Escambia County Commission.

The BOCC will swear in Mike Kohler as District 2 commissioner, succeeding Doug Underhill who did not seek reelection. Robert Bender will also be sworn in as District 4 Commissioner.

The commission will then reorganize with District 3 Commissioner Lumon May serving as chairman and  District 5 Commissioner Steven Barry serving as vice chairman.

Kohler is a retired Navy captain who spent more than 30 years as a registered nurse. He served as vice chairman of the Escambia County Health Facility Authority.

Pictured: Mike Kohler will be sworn in as the new Escambia County District 2 commissioner on Tuesday.


5 Responses to “Escambia Commission Gets New Member, New Chair And Vice-Chair This Week”

  1. SueB on November 22nd, 2022 1:10 pm

    Kudos for Mike Kohler. Warning, watch out for the other CC and don’t trust anyone. You know right from wrong and know how the other CC will try to convience you to go along with their ideas. Watch them!

  2. John Bone Jones on November 21st, 2022 10:34 am

    I’m not sure he has the power since it’s a state owned road, but some traffic calming on barrancas, west of the bridge, would be nice. so many high speed accidents have happened because people go 65+ mph.

  3. OhYouKnow on November 21st, 2022 9:24 am

    Do you know Mr. Kohler? What are you basing your statements that May, Bergosh, and Stevens will alienate him on? By the way if the county offers a legal retirement program and Mr. Kohler signs up for it what concern is it of yours? Do something about the program if you disagree with it, getting online and making baseless comments and not offering solutions is not going to affect change.

  4. Scott Trotter on November 20th, 2022 11:19 am

    District 2 has suffered on a self-absorbed blowhard for the last 8 years. We finally have the commissioner we need. I’m confident he’ll work with the other commissioners to make the county better, but Mike’s also not a guy who’s going to be door mat for good o’ boys.

  5. Oversight on November 20th, 2022 10:05 am

    Kohler will fall into line quickly with May, Bergosh, and Stevens or he’ll find himself on the outside looking in for his full term. Now for that special golden parachute retirement program by commissioners for commissioners. Will Kohler signup for the lucrative enrichment program? You can count on it! And he will do it on day one right after swearing in.

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